You may not be able to make the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs like Han Solo, but you’ll get the chance to feel like you can later this month.
A life-size, fan-built replica of the interior of the Millennium Falcon, Solo’s Correllian freighter from the “Star Wars” movies, will be open for free tours, May 18-20, at the Megaplex 20 at Jordan Commons in Sandy.
“We are thrilled to offer our guests the opportunity to sit in the cockpit of this iconic ship from the Star Wars galaxy,” Blake Andersen, president of Megaplex Theatres, said in a statement.
The replica, constructed by a group of “Star Wars” fans, includes the cockpit, Lando Calrissian’s bar, and the Dejarik table where Chewbacca plays hologram games. Some of the details were achieved using the same molds that were used in the upcoming “Solo: A Star Wars Story” (which opens nationwide May 25).
And, like the Falcon in “The Empire Strikes Back,” the hyperdrive is inexplicably out of commission.
The walk-through exhibit, which was built inside three 40-foot-long shipping containers, is on a tour of four U.S. cities ahead of the “Solo” opening. Last weekend, it was on display at Northern Kentucky University, outside Cincinnati. This weekend, it’s at SunTrust Park in Atlanta (home of the Atlanta Braves). After its Utah stop, it will go to the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Littleton, Colo., for the movie’s opening weekend.
The Megaplex 20 at Jordan Commons sits at 9335 S. State St., in Sandy — across the street from Rio Tinto Stadium.